18 Bedroom, 9 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 45 - 2 hr driving fr. Pittsburgh, Cleveland
About Whitney Firth
I am the on-site manager. I live at the lodge. It is a wonderful place to wake up every day. All the views are amazing and it is so quite and peaceful. I do a lot of kayaking in the summer, so I am not around the lodge much when I have guests. I enjoy meeting new people each week. My family owns a few business. We make maple syrup and have a sawmill, which is where I work. I sell our maple syrup at the lodge. It's delicious! I also enjoy snowmobiling, so I love Northwest Pennsylvania winters.
Whitney Firth purchased this Lodge in 2014
Why Whitney Firth chose Grand Valley
We are very interested in sustainable forestry and maintaining wooded properties in our area as “working forests”. We have tried to exemplify this type of forest management through very careful and conservative logging practices along with the production of maple syrup on several properties. This resulted in us being named PA Tree Farmer of the Year in 2013. We love the Lodge, and want people to see how beautiful the forest is.
What makes this Lodge unique
The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amazing family reunion
We had 10 adults and 6 small children and had a blast. There was so much room for the kids to run around in the house. I would stay here again in a heart beat.
Enjoyed my stay very much!
Such a great place to host a large group!
Pennsylvania Key Club Board Trainer
The property is well maintained and very user friendly. It was great for our group meeting.
Extended family winter weekend getaway.
Awesome house for our annual family "winter vacation".Plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen was very well stocked and there was more than enough linens. Property is beautiful and the kids enjoyed having so much space ,and the ping pong table was a bonus. The owners were very nice and prompt with response to any questions or concerns we had. We would defiinitely rent this house again!
Our stay was wonderful and Whitney was great to work with. However we did stay during an ice storm and lost power (no heat or lights) for a few hours. We also learned that the 2nd house’s upstairs bedrooms didn’t have heat. The facilities were clean and comfortable. The kitchen was perfect for feeding 22 people and we loved that the dining room allowed everyone to eat together. The facilities ensured our family had a super reunion weekend.
The property offers the now-rare opportunity to vacation in a beautiful natural setting, remote from traffic, fast food, and the 'hurry' of modern life. It has the positive features of a camping trip yet the rustic accommodations are comfortable and well-appointed. Among the favorite aspects of a stay are rest and relaxation; campfires, trail walking, bird watching, nature study, ponds, games (indoors and out), large libraries. The diversity of alcoves, living room spaces, and work areas facilitate both quiet contemplation and social interchanges. The location, although remote and secluded, allows forays for various adventures within easy driving distance. Visitors enjoy the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir, Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Lake, Presque Isle at Lake Erie, Drake Well and Oil Museum, Scenic railway, hunting and fishing, biking, local fairs and festivals, Audubon Center, horseback riding, antique shops, auctions, Amish shops.
Other Activities: On site: Horseshoes, volleyball, table tennis, campfires, large libraries